Research at Cafcass
Cafcass is committed to evidence-informed practice based on, amongst other things, good quality research. As a part of this commitment, every year Cafcass becomes involved with research projects. In some cases the research is initiated by Cafcass. In other situations, external researchers contact Cafcass, asking for our help with their research. This can take a number of forms, for example:
- Interviewing Cafcass staff
- Obtaining information about our work from electronic and paper records
- Contacting children and families who have received Cafcass services to ask if they want to participate in research projects.
Any researcher interested in doing research that involves Cafcass in any way must first obtain approval from the organisation.
Research and Resource Bulletins
This Bulletin is produced by Cafcass, and provides an overview of research and resources which may be of particular interest to Cafcass practitioners. Please note, however, that inclusion in this Bulletin does not in any way indicate Cafcass approval or support of a particular view mentioned or discussed in any of the items, nor does it necessarily reflect Cafcass policy.